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The VLW High Five: 5 Great Legal Quotations

From Shakespeare to Supreme Court justices to Johnnie Cochran, quotations about the law, lawyers and even specific cases are part of our daily vernacular. It was a challenge narrowing the list down to just five great quotations (apologies to Mark ...

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Federal funding cuts will hit private lawyers

Federal trial judges from around the country are telling the U.S. Senate that courts have slashed operations “to the bone” and further funding cuts will “profoundly compromise” the justice system. Virginia’s two chief federal trial judges have signed off on ...

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Doctor’s ‘Whistleblower’ Claim Dismissed (access required)

A physician may not sue his former employer, ExxonMobil, and other ExxonMobil employees for fraud, emotional distress and wrongful discharge, based on his allegation that he was fired in retaliation for his discovery that ExxonMobil had been operating illegal pharmacies ...

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Va. inspector general probes AG office actions

BRISTOL (AP) — Virginia’s inspector general is investigating whether one of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s assistants improperly offered legal advice to two energy companies, including a subsidiary of a corporation that has donated more than $100,000 to Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign. ...

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Turning expert witnesses’ data into meaningful testimony (access required)

Attorney speaking to jury

Lawyers care about an expert’s credentials, how the expert’s opinions support their case, and the expert’s ability to withstand cross-examination. Experts care about their reputation and how to balance objectivity with assisting their client’s case. Jurors just want to figure ...

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